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August 16, 2014 Bail at $250K for suspect in stabbings HONOLULU — Hawaii prosecutors say a 39-year-old man stabbed three people Sunday morning after claiming that their conversation was keeping his wife awake. more »»

Big Isle voters will decide Senate primary

August 15, 2014 HILO— More than 8,000 voters in a rural storm-hit area of Hawaii have the power today to end a dramatic U.S. Senate primary, electing their replacement for the late U.S. Sen. more »»

Vandal damages Hilo ice plant after storm

August 15, 2014 HILO (AP) — Vandalism knocked out an ice factory in Hilo just as demand soared after Tropical Storm Iselle. more »»

Jury acquits agent of murder in ’11 shooting

August 15, 2014 HONOLULU — A jury on Thursday acquitted a federal agent of murder in his second trial for the 2011 shooting death of a man at a Hawaii fast-food restaurant, but they couldn’t reach a verdict on othe... more »»

Hanabusa: Delay makeup primary

August 14, 2014 HONOLULU — Rep. more »»

Election is Friday, but do voters know it?

August 13, 2014 HILO — Remote Hawaii precincts that were closed after a tropical storm clobbered the area will hold balloting Friday, but it’s unclear how thousands of voters will find out in time to cast ballots. more »»

Big Island’s storm victims likely to decide Senate race

August 12, 2014 HILO — Robert Gavel was too busy Monday helping a crew repair a home savaged by Tropical Storm Iselle to consider that his hard-hit community on Hawaii’s Big Island would likely decide who would... more »»

Tropical weather shook up the islands

August 11, 2014 HONOLULU — Sunshine and blue skies returned to parts of Hawaii on Sunday after days of heavy rain and gusting winds brought by Tropical Storm Iselle, the first to make landfall in more than two... more »»

Democrats seek unity after dramatic races

August 11, 2014 HONOLULU — Hawaii’s Democratic Unity Breakfast the morning after the primary election is traditionally a time for candidates to set aside their differences and coalesce against the Republican... more »»

Pasha Hawaii’s newest ship launched in Miss.

August 11, 2014 PASCAGOULA, Miss. (AP) — VT Halter Marine’s shipyard in Pascagoula has launched its largest ship yet — the 692-foot carrier “Marjorie . more »»

Rescue launched for sailors caught in hurricane

August 11, 2014 HONOLULU (AP) — A rescue effort was launched Sunday to reach three people aboard a sailboat that got caught in Hurricane Julio about 400 miles northeast of Oahu. more »»

Takai gets Democratic nomination for House

August 10, 2014 HONOLULU — State Rep. Mark Takai on Saturday emerged from a crowded field of seven candidates to win the Democratic nomination to represent urban Honolulu in the U.S. Congress. Takai had 4. more »»

Alzheimer’s plan developed

August 6, 2014 HONOLULU (AP) — Hawaii has created a plan to address Alzheimer’s disease and dementia that includes a goal to prevent both conditions by 2025. more »»

Complaint against Hawaii County candidate too late

August 3, 2014 HILO (AP) — The Hawaii County clerk won’t evaluate a complaint that a council candidate isn’t qualified to represent the Puna district because she claimed a homeowner’s property tax exemption on a... more »»

Fish collector faces count in scuba scuffle

August 2, 2014 KAILUA-KONA (AP) — A Hawaii fish collector has been charged with terroristic threatening for pulling the air-supply regulator out of the mouth of an anti-aquarium-industry activist while they were... more »»

Health, elderly and economy topics of candidates’ debate

July 30, 2014 HONOLULU — Hawaii’s Democratic candidates for governor told voters on Tuesday how they would improve health care, the economy and quality of life for seniors. Gov. Neil Abercrombie and state Sen. more »»

Suspect eyed in other robberies

July 28, 2014 HONOLULU (AP) — Honolulu police have arrested a 26-year-old homeless man for allegedly robbing a restaurant in Waipahu. more »»

OHA delays efforts at nation-building

July 26, 2014 HONOLULU (AP) — The Office of Hawaiian Affairs is delaying its government-building process by six months, hoping to involve more people in the process of rebuilding a Hawaiian nation. more »»

Ex-police officer pleads guilty in extortion case

July 25, 2014 HONOLULU (AP) — A former Honolulu police officer has pleaded guilty to trying to extort $15,000 from the owners of a local hostess bar. more »»

Disclosures won’t begin until 2015, ethics panel says

July 25, 2014 HONOLULU (AP) — The financial information of up to 150 public officials serving on state boards and commissions will not be made public until next year. more »»



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